As these latest spy shots suggest, the new generation Kia Sportage crossover is continuing its slow march towards the serial mass production.
Set to make its official worldwide debut this September (possibly at the Frankfurt Auto Show), the Sportage redesign will boast a significantly updated front fascia, with fresh interpretation of Kia’s tiger nose signature grille.
Also evident at these spy pictures are the sharper lighting clusters, different front bumper layout and those cool-looking LED ice cube daytime running lights.
On the inside, the 2017 Kia Sportage boasts a completely redesigned dashboard, which takes some styling cues from the larger Sorento CUV.
Latest Kia Sportage spy shots
Our earlier Sportage spy shots revealed the new dashboard features a large touchscreen display in-between the vertical air vents.
In terms of powertrain technology, there will be some new engines and transmissions available – largely carried over from the new Hyundai Tucson crossover.
You can expect the model to adopt the automaker’s brand-new 1,6L T-GDI 4-cylinder turbo engine mated to the 7-speed dual clutch transmission.
It is expected that the updated Kia Sportage will continue to be offered with the front-wheel drive and optional all-wheel-drive setup. (photos: bobaedream.co.kr)
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